Maryland judge’s ruling bolsters public information transparency
Project Baltimore’s recent court victory over Baltimore City Public Schools has raised serious questions concerning the strength of Maryland’s Public Information Act.
The ruling came down this month. A Baltimore City Circuit Judge found City Schools “willfully and knowingly” violated the law when it refused to hand over the results of an internal grade changing investigation.
“It’s a victory for teachers, parents, taxpayers, but most of all, students. I hope that this is the first step towards some accountability over there on North Avenue,” says Scott Marder, of Thomas & Libowitz, the attorney who represented Fox45 in this lawsuit.